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Breaking out of the comfort zone called habit …

Posted on 31 Jan 2015 in Black Forest Ramblings | Kommentare deaktiviert für Breaking out of the comfort zone called habit …

… for your identity has been shaped by your past but it is not intrinsically tied to it. Humans have always been creatures of habit. However, habit is rarely a synonym of happiness. Yes, you can be happy because you’ve built a certain comfort zone of habit around yourself over the years, yet, comfort alone does […]

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Maybe it really is all about timing…!?

Posted on 12 Mär 2012 in Black Forest Ramblings | 0 comments

A few years ago a friend of mine told me that “we” women who had gone to university didn’t want children until it was too late. He knew me well enough not to remind me of the biological clock that was supposedly already ticking when I was 28 but I knew him well enough to know […]

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It’s getting increasingly colder, inside and out

Posted on 16 Dez 2011 in Black Forest Ramblings | 0 comments

As the days are getting colder people cuddle up in their warm living rooms, maybe even light a fire and sip hot chocolate or a glass of wine to keep themselves warm. This is probably the only way to get over the cold winter until the first days of spring make us want to spend […]

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What a weird world are we living in?

Posted on 10 Dez 2011 in Black Forest Ramblings | 0 comments

I am always very suprised at what I see (and very sad about it, too) when I lean back and look from an emotionally more or less detached place at what is happening around me. There is hypocrisy, there are extremely selfish people, there is greed, deception, lies and people taking pleasure in hurting others. […]

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The need to define…

Posted on 09 Dez 2011 in Black Forest Ramblings | 0 comments

Even though we  always pretend to be part of this enviable group of people who seize the day and live every moment to the fullest as if it was their last, the need to define is ubiquitous.  Every day my students ask me to define their performance by giving them grades for the work they […]

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Consistency: one litte word that can change everything

Posted on 22 Nov 2011 in Black Forest Ramblings | 0 comments

I don’t like many German songs but there are a few that I have come across in the past few years that really got to me. One of those songs is „Irgendwas Bleibt“ by Silbermond: The song is about a woman asking for a sense of security in today’s ever-changing world. She says that she […]

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